The Wild Soul Words film series at North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) continues with a showing of the film “Kombit” on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:00 pm in the NYA Savage Middle School Community Room (172 Main Street, Yarmouth). This event is free and open to the public.
“Kombit – The Cooperative” takes place in Haiti, once known as the richest agricultural country in the Caribbean. Decades of decline have taken their toll on Haiti’s people, and Haiti has been wracked by instability and natural disasters. Today the country is 98% deforested with little of its once prosperous agricultural industry enduring. When Timberland commits to creating a sustainable intervention in Haiti that will lead to 5 million trees in 5 years, they work to find partners that understand the harsh realities of aid work but share the vision to build something sustainable. Over the course of 5 years, we follow Timberland’s support of a nascent partnership between a Haitian agronomist and a former NGO leader who commit to empowering communities of farmers to plant millions of trees while improving their crop yields. As the end of Timberland’s financial support approaches, project leaders race to develop new markets and opportunities for Haitian farmers that will endure and ensure a sustainable, greener future.
The films in this series are all focused on the outdoors, spirituality, writing, and adventure. Future films will include a documentary about two Canadian biologists following a caribou herd in the Arctic, and a documentary about the recreation of an Alaskan voyage. Dates are to be determined.
North Yarmouth Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational school for toddlers to students in grade twelve. Since 1814, NYA has fostered integrity, character and intellect in its students. For more information, please contact NYA at 207-847-5423 or visit our website at nya.org.